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Viola 'Molly Sanderson' (Viola 'Molly Sanderson')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viola 'Molly Sanderson'

Other names

Viola 'Molly Sanderson'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Molly Sanderson' _ 'Molly Sanderson' is compact, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with ovate to heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and, from spring into autumn, black flowers, each with a tiny, yellow eye.


Viola 'Molly Sanderson' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Black in Spring; Black in Summer; Black in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadheading will encourage flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact.

Propagation

Will not come true to type from seed.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Viola 'Molly Sanderson' (Viola 'Molly Sanderson') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in most moderately fertile, moist or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viola 'Molly Sanderson'

Other names

Viola 'Molly Sanderson'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Molly Sanderson' _ 'Molly Sanderson' is compact, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with ovate to heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and, from spring into autumn, black flowers, each with a tiny, yellow eye.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Black in Spring; Black in Summer; Black in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadheading will encourage flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact.

Propagation

Will not come true to type from seed.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viola 'Molly Sanderson' (Viola 'Molly Sanderson') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in most moderately fertile, moist or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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